Emory University Law School

Ken Shigley earned his J.D. (Doctor of Law) degree in 1977 at Emory Law School. He served from 1998 to 2008 as a faculty member of the award-winning Trial Techniques Program for second year students. He is also a Master of the Lamar Inn of Court, which is based at Emory.

For whatever numerical rankings in national magazines may be worth, if anything, Emory is the top rated university and top rated law school in Georgia.  Emory Law School ranks #24 among American law schools in U. S News, and #23 in  LawSchool100.com. Overall, U.S. News ranks Emory University #20 among national universities.

Emory has become obscenely expensive and student debt has become a crushing burden on new law graduates. When asked for advice by young Georgians aspiring to enter the legal profession, he suggests the part-time program at Georgia State University Law School as a more cost-effective, practical alternative, especially for those who plan to practice in Georgia. 


Client Reviews
"Goes above and beyond and is a mountain of knowledge on spine and brain injuries. He does his research and represents you with a level of excellence. Remains a friend after representing me."
★★★★★
"I have collaborated with Mr. Shigley on several initiatives within Georgia’s Judiciary over the past few years and found him to be a persistent and attentive individual. Ken has taken great pride in his involvement with the projects that I have worked on and he is good at influencing success. Despite his hectic schedule, Ken has always made time to discuss, research and review ideas for the best way to accomplish goals. I look forward to a continued working relationship in this and future roles." Jorge B., CIO, Judicial Council of Georgia
★★★★★
"After having to have a hole drilled in an automobile part at a machine shop 10 years ago, I told my uncle I could have done that. My uncle replied, "You are doing this once these guys do it every day" That simply means if you don't know where to turn, get help and get an expert. Ken was that help when I was severely injured during a fatal accident. Ken and his team at Shigley Law are experts, and are here to help you during your crisis. Ken will be there during the injury, recovery, and trial. He and his firm will work hard to see that you are represented fairly!" Jeremy R.
★★★★★
"Ken is a very kind man. He has a wealth of knowledge and is going above and beyond to help us while representing our case." Candy F., spouse of catastrophic injury client, Plains, GA
★★★★★
"I know Ken as trial lawyer of highest standards. Ken is knowledgeable and innovative and that translates to success in the courtroom. He is outgoing, compassionate and personable which makes him a pleasure to work with in any setting." Eric B., Attorney, Canton, GA
★★★★★